The award-winning VitaClay cooks with mineral-rich, pure Zisha clay to enhance flavor and preserve natural juices. It is free of non-stick glazes, so no artificial chemicals or aluminum come in contact with your food. The slightly porous clay is unglazed, allowing it to breathe during the cooking process, retaining moisture and essential nutrients. The Rice and Slow Cooker Pro is totally convenient and fully programmable, thanks to the computerized clay-heating technology. The all-natural clay cooking bowl rests on a cupped heating pad, which promotes uniform cooking. A double-lid design not only creates micro-pressure to maximize steaming quality for tender and flavorful food, but also results in energy savings of up to 50 percent! When it comes to slow cooking, the VitaClay 2-in-1 Rice N’ Slow Cooker truly lives up to its gourmet name. It quickly brings to a boil four times faster than a conventional slow cooker, then reduces the heat to simmer for the desired time. This process retains the texture of food. Half the slow cooking time with same great flavor! It’s like having an automatic gourmet chef right in your kitchen!